Infant Colic Awareness Month – Competition

Did you know that September 26th is officially the most popular birthday in the UK? The number of babies born on this single day range from 1,800 to 2,000! That is a lot of babies. With all these births, comes some very joyful moments; however, 1 in 3 British mums admit to being unaware of Infant Colic. Infant Colic is a common medical condition which affects 1 in 5 newborn babies and can cause parents and babies a lot of {Read More}

Why Spelling Tests Are Ineffective (for most!)

As an English teacher myself, you’d think that I would love spelling tests along with any other literacy based homework. But I don’t. I hate spelling tests. I find spelling tests are ineffective and here’s why. For a week, each evening after school we sit and go over the spellings in Isabella’s little red book. I always start by asking her to just try her best so I can see where she’s at before we begin. Inevitably, at just 6-years-old, {Read More}

Moving house? Make things less stressful!

With our moving-in ‘anniversary’ just around the corner (and having a good friend who has just been through the process of moving), it got me thinking about the stress and struggles that moving house can bring. So I thought I’d put together a little checklist of things you can do to help make your move a little less stressful. Once you have made the decision to move and you’re offer has been accepted on  your new home, the excitement can {Read More}

Mobility at its Best

Freedom and independence – it’s what you deserve, no matter your level, you can enjoy mobility at its best with one single significant investment. A quality mobility scooter can provide endless possibilities to reduced mobility users or those with disabilities affecting their everyday movements. We understand it can be a big commitment choosing a new companion, and like any lifestyle choice you want it to be suited to you and accommodate your personal needs and requirements.  Why not take a {Read More}

Guest Post From Hubby: The reason I chose to get a vasectomy at 35

I suppose I was very lucky in some people’s eyes to have the option of getting a vasectomy at a relatively early age. My wife and I had have been blessed with two health kids; a girl and then a boy a few years later. So, once we’d got through the sleepless nights stage with our youngest (and let’s just say that took longer than we ever imagined), the conversations started about whether we wanted another child or not. We {Read More}

Why you should bother with the EHIC Card

If you’ve ever travelled abroad to anywhere in Europe you’ve likely brought insurance for yourself and your family to ensure that you’re covered. But did you know that the EHIC Card is a free health insurance card which you can use to get medical assistance throughout Europe? Often this healthcare is free (or very low-cost) including treatment for pre-existing conditions and maternity care. While not a replacement for travel insurance, the EHIC Card is the perfect way to help protect {Read More}

Top tips for growing your child’s confidence

Every parent wants their child to be happy and healthy, both during their childhood and into adult life. Confidence in children may not seem like a big deal for some, but the more confident your child is, the more likely they are to try new things, take on challenges, and have a successful career later in life. Take a look at these five ways you can help to grow your child’s confidence. View mistakes as crucial for learning Everybody makes {Read More}

Easy ways to start saving

Having moved three times in the past 8ish years, my husband and I are keen to stay where we are. In fact, I’m pretty confident that we will make this our forever family home. Although we love the house, having lived her for two years now, we have started to notice all the things we really want to do to the house to make it perfect. However, we need to start saving to make things happen. Overall we are happy {Read More}

5 Common Pregnancy Discomforts You May Experience

Pregnancy isn’t always comfortable or easy! HARTMANN Direct walk us through common pregnancy discomforts and the suggestions that other mums have of alleviating them.      I.        Incontinence Surging hormones in early pregnancy affect the pelvic floor muscle. This is the muscle that is the floor of your abdomen. It runs from the front of your body by the pubic bone to the base of your spine. A strong pelvic floor muscle means you can control when you urinate and is {Read More}

A Simple Guide to Getting a Mortgage

While the property market may have experienced almost unprecedented growth until recently, there’s little doubt that the current generation of first-time buyers face an incredible struggle to get on the property ladder. Not only this, but a recent Aegon study found that around 70% of UK homeowners will still be paying off their existing mortgage when they’re 70, highlighting the challenges that exist when owing residential real estate. Still, those aspiring to buy a home would probably love to have {Read More}